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Middle Ages Vocab OW

Middle Ages A period of history between AD 500 and AD 1500.
Medieval A Latin term meaning "middle era" used to describe the Middle Ages.
Feudalism Starting in Europe around AD 800, a system for organizing and governing society based on land, service, and loyalty.
Lord A noble who owned and controlled all activities on his manor.
Vassal A noble who was given a fief by his lord in exchange for his loyalty.
Fief A property given to a vassal in exchange for his loyalty.
Knight A noble warrior who fought on horseback.
Serf A peasant laborer bound by law to the lands of the lord.
Guild In the Middle Ages, an organization of workers in a trade or craft that set standards and protected the interests of its members.
Barbarian An uncivilized ans often brutal person without culture or education.
Monastery A community in which monks lead lives devoted to religion.
Monk A man who devotes his life to religion.
Cathedral A large, important Christian church.
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